West Jakarta Mayor Uus Kuswanto, participated in harvesting rice and avocados planted at the Kembangan Agricultural Extension Center (BPP), Jalan Kembangan Raya No. 76, Kembangan Utara, on Friday (3/12).
By so it is able to prevent stunting in West Jakarta
According to him, the rice harvested at the BPP was the Inpari IR Nutri Zinc variety. Today's crop weighed 200 kgof dry grain.
"This variety has many advantages over several other varieties in terms of the Zn content of 34.51 ppm. By so it is able to prevent stunting in West Jakarta," he expressed.
He explained BPP Kembangan which has a 2.2-hectare land
is a means of education for students and the public who want to know the process of seeding, planting, maintaining and harvesting. Besides rice, there were also various fruits and vegetables planted on the land.
"BPP may also be a means of educating natural ecosystems," he expressed.
West Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture and Food Security (KPKP) Sub-agency Head, Indriyanto added the rice harvest was carried out twice a year.
"After harvesting twice, we replace it with nuts. The aim is to cut pests and maintain soil fertility, as well as Ph in the soil," he stated.
His sub-agency also harvested 80 kg of avocado cipedak from five trees in the area.
"We give the harvest results to stakeholders, thus they can educate local people by providing tangible results of the harvest," he concluded.